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August 2009

August 31, 2009
Oakland University takes next step toward new med school (Crain's)
Bye, mom, dad; Hello roomie (Free Press)
U.S. colleges are not giving students their money's worth (Oakland Press)

August 30, 2009
Letter: No recovery without affordable colleges (Free Press)
Op-ed: Budget doomsday closes in on state (Free Press)
Beaumont opens medical center (Oakland Press)

August 29, 2009
Last chance to lock in today's college rates (Free Press)

August 28, 2009
Summer Student Campus Corps comes to a successful conclusion (Targeted News Service)
OU program puts students to work (Oakland Press)

August 27, 2009
Oakland U, Dassault Systemes partner on course (
OU's faculty union schedules finance meeting (Oakland Press)
Students, colleges scramble over frozen scholarships (Free Press)
Broken promise? College cash on hold (Free Press)
College across country prepare for H1N1 (Crain's)
Credit cards to be curbed at colleges (USA Today)

August 25, 2009
FTC criticizes college-themed cans in Anheuser-Busch marketing efforts (Crain's)
Are students today more narcissistic? (USA Today)
Scientists study 7,000-year-old trees in Lake Huron (Oakland Press)
Op-ed: Employees need better 'soft skills' to find jobs (Detroit News)
Letter: Getting schooled (dbusiness)

August 24, 2009
Career Works employment calendar (Crain's)
Group pens issues paper for next governor (Crain's)
Reaction to Renaissance merger muted (Crain's)
Op-ed: Say goodbye to Detroit Renaissance (Crain's)
Letter: More to costs than profs' pay (Crain's)
Student excels in Upward Bound (Oakland Press)

August 23, 2009
Universities are preparing for back-to-the-classroom outbreaks of swine flu (New York Times)
Asthma fears go to college (USA Today)
Not-so-easy credit for college kids (Detroit News)
Set up budget to help prepare freshman for college life (Detroit News)
How to get cash to your college kid (Detroit News)
College on safety alert for incoming students (Free Press)
Clery Act's legacy is facts, stats (Free Press)
OU helping unemployed with business training (Oakland Press)

August 21, 2009
Colleges advised to isolate students with flu (Wall Street Journal)
Those little lists: What college rankings tell us (Wall Street Journal)
Team color Bud cans leave colleges flat (Wall Street Journal)
New job sectors to need 4-year degrees (Free Press)
Project a reality check for workers (Oakland Press)
Bachrouche commits to OU (Oakland Press)
Government urges collges to prepare for swine flu (Associated Press)

August 20, 2009
Swine flu threat to business prompts a call for readiness (Wall Street Journal)
Va. Tech gunman spoke of isolation (USA Today)
Adding personality to the college addmissions mix (Wall Street Journal)
Financial meltdown prompts business schools to retool some courses (Wall Street Journal)
Schools prepare for next downturn (Wall Street Journal)
Professor says business schools and students can take away lessons from financial crisis (Wall Street Journal)
Earning a C - at best in first -year college courses (USA Today)
Campus wear goes green (Detroit News)

August 19, 2009
A last-minute dash for tuition (Wall Street Journal)
Op-ed: Ivy League schools learn a lesson in liquidity (Wall Street Journal)
College-entrance scores flagging (Wall Street Journal)
Op-ed: Budget dithering is the shameful norm (Free Press)
2009 ACT scores coverage (Associated Press, Free Press, Oakland Press)

August 18, 2009
Swine flu: The next wave (Wall Street Journal)
Op-ed: Don't kill Mich.'s biomedical jobs (Detroit News)
Wayne state to offer advanced battery class (Free Press)
Michigan's best colleges for black students (African American Family)
College aid appeals skyrocket (Detroit News)

August 17, 2009
Focus - University research (Crain's)
Study prompts call to help 'stop-outs' finish degrees (Crain's)
College scholarships in limbo (Detroit News)
Schools to play big rol in flu shots (AP)
High school kids to get head start on two-year degree (Oakland Press)
Bill could trim math requirement (Free Press)
College publishers offer rental textbooks (AP)

August 16, 2009
'Good Eats' host Alton Brown to appear at OU (Oakland Press)
Walk aims to assist Meadow Brook Theatre (Oakland Press)
Op-ed: OCC ready to embrace new federal spotlight (Oakland Press)

August 14, 2009
Meeting helps parents lock in college costs (Free Press)
OU's Waterstradt to play in Romania (Oakland Press)

August 13, 2009
OU plans for med school accredition (Detroit News)
Kid's Day activities are planned by credit union (Free Press)

August 12, 2009
Beaumont recruiting overweight kids for aid, study (AP)
Oakland University Beaumont Medical School files preliminary accrediation application (Crain's)
Dillon plan walks fine line (Detroit News)
Op-Ed: State lawmakers, educators need to help Michigan get its share of billions in education grants (Detroit News)

August 11, 2009
Proposal would address low-performing universities (Free Press)
Barnes & Noble heads back to school with college booksellers purchase (Wall Street Journal)
Michigan tax revenues fall $50 in July (Detroit News)
Laid-off workers yearn to learn (Free Press)

August 10, 2009
WSU faculty union cries foul over process used to pick Parisi (Crain's)
Letter: Don't put blame on professors (Crain's)

August 8, 2009
WMU considers medical school; program would respond to demand for doctors (AP)

August 7, 2009
Central Michigan seeks OK for new medical school (AP)
Flu shots? Get 3 (Oakland Press)
Lawrence Tech honored in The Princeton Review (Oakland Press)
CMU applies to establish a med school (Detroit News)
U-M, MSU to promote energy with $32 million (Free Press)
U-M, MSU receive $32M in energy grants (Detroit News)
Op-ed: State lawmakers should note faltering personal income as they craft new budget (Detroit News)
Dorm decor 101 (Detroit News)

August 6, 2009
Two trustees quit in Illinois admissions scandal (Wall Street Journal)
Op-ed: Community college bachelor's degrees (Free Press)
1939 Delahaye and 1934 Packard earn 'Best of Show' at Concours (Oakland Press)

August 5, 2009
Hospitals cut off building projects (Detroit News)
Op-ed: Budget - Get real (Detroit News)

August 4, 2009
Petros commits to OU (Oakland Press)
Oakland County deemed a recovery zone, can receive stimulus funds (Oakland Press)
Op-ed: Bill not for all colleges, but is still worthwhile (Oakland Press)
WSU prof ties chemical to obsessive disorder (Free Press)
Students at CMU test cane to guide the blind (Detroit News)

August 3, 2009
Letter: State funding for colleges vital (Crain's)
OU tuition briefing (Crain's)
Letter: OU tuition (Crain's)
CareerWorks career transition (Crain's)
Sustainability could secure a good future (USA Today)
Meadow Brook car show is classic (Detroit News)

August 2, 2009
Freshman at Michigan Universities (Free Press)